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RM Sotheby's auction beautiful heritage and achieve excellent results in Monaco

Last weekend, two auctions of RM Sotheby's took place in Monaco. In the morning it was the turn of the Quattroruote Collection. Later in the day, the second RM Sotheby's auction was held in the mundane and Mediterranean location. In total, the pieces sold from the collection brought in € 27,5 million. A number of exotics from the catalog as well as a number of smaller and / or more affordable historical manufactures found their way to a new buyer (or investor).


This beautiful MV Agusta 750 S America changed hands in Monaco. Image: RM Sotheby's
This beautiful MV Agusta 750 S America changed hands in Monaco. Image: RM Sotheby's

Choice of Italian heritage, top 10 with four German classics
It was striking that a variety of Italian heritage was auctioned in Monaco. It is therefore not surprising that Italy accounted for the lion's share of the auctioned classic supply. The top 10 of the most expensive items auctioned also showed a picture of proportionality. The number of Ferraris (the 340 America Barchetta, the 275 GTS and the 212 Inter Cabriolet went under the hammer for € 7.280.000, € 1.792.000 and € 1.176.000 respectively) and the number of Porsches in the top 10 was equally high. With the 911 GT Evolution from 1997, “Zuffenhausen” even took second place. This “one-off” was sold for an amount of € 2.772.000. The auction of a rare model from the 1948s also stood out. The "48 Tucker 300" went under the hammer for more than a million euros. The same was, traditionally, for a cool Mercedes Benz 275 SL Gullwing, which completed the millionaire sextet. The most expensive and perhaps rarest car in the range - the Ferrari 4 GTS / XNUMX NART - was not transferred to a new owner.

Mid range
In so far as you can of course speak of that, the middle class also attracted a number of appealing auction results. The Austin Healey 3000 Mark I Works of Runo Aaltonen was sold for over € 400.000 to a new owner. The Maserati Bora 4.7 from 1975 did € 201.600. Lovers of pure motor heritage also came home, as witnessed by the fact that an MV Agusta 750 S America was auctioned. The new owner preferred € 107.400 for the "Agusta".

This Fiat 600 from one of the first years of construction is a copy to cherish. Image: RM Sotheby's
This Fiat 600 from one of the first years of construction is a copy to cherish. Image: RM Sotheby's

Relatively lower prices
However, anyone who does not honor the small, is not denied the great. What was also striking in Monaco was that a number of quite rare classics were sold for lower prices, proportionally of course. Especially special copies of FIAT were sold for relatively affordable prices. The 509 A Spider "did" € 20.000, a 130 Pininfarina Coupé was hammered off at more than 15 grand, an early 600 sold for more than € 12.000, and a rare 508 Berlina Balilla brought in more than € 8.000. Other special cars - such as a Traction Avant 11 BL, a Ford GWP Military Jeep and an Austin 7 Four-Seater Tourer - were also sold for relatively affordable prices. It remains to report two more classics: the Lancia Appia described by us last week changed for € 13.440 from owner. The "lot" that produced the lowest amount was the Agrati Garelli Katia MS from 1974, which was sold for € 702.

You will find the overview of the auctioned and beautiful heritage in Monaco here.




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